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Old 09-29-2005, 07:34 PM   #1
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deletion of a partition

is it possible to delete a partition from within linux?
I'm using FC4 and having a hard time getting vmware 5.0 to function.
using grub.
previously I had debian 3.1 installed and win 98 using lilo to boot
now I'm using grub to boot for FC4 and win 98 so I have hde and hdg.
hdg1 is win 98 hdg3 is debian so when configuring vmware if I use hdg is tries to boot lilo thus I can't get the os to launch if I use hde it does not fully boot into grub to select the correct os.
Vmware tells me that I must delete the hdg3 debian partition then try again, I find this odd however I need to delete the hdg3 partition.
What is the easiest way to do this?

unless some knows vmware and can tell me another way around my problem.
Old 09-29-2005, 08:06 PM   #2
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You will want to use fdisk. This program is in /sbin/ so you will need to be root to see/run it.

To start fdisk, type:
fdisk /dev/hdg
Assuming that g is the hard drive you want to edit, change a is the first, b is the second hard drive in your system, etc.

To view the current partitions on the disk, type p

To remove a partition, type d, then type the partition number you want to remove (can be gotten from pressing p)

For further instructions, try this site:
(yes, it is the installing Gentoo handbook, but the instructions are still good)

Last edited by chadl; 09-29-2005 at 08:08 PM.


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